On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 23:34:47 GMT, "The3rd Earl Of Derby"
I suppose that you intend "Derby" to be pronounced as "Darby".
I suspect that you suffer hearing the term "Rebate" being reduced to
the Neo Anglo Lingua Franca of "Rabbet".
I would further suppose that you decry the differentiation, or lack
thereof, between "Timber" and its simplification to the point of the
mediocritous - "Wood".
We grew up with "Sycamore", whilst (I do miss being able to use the
word "whilst") you enjoyed the "London Plane Tree".
We think of "Oak" as "Quercus alba" or "Quercus rubra" v. "Quercus
robur" and we will not go into 'Crimschmidt' just now, as it is an
unholy alliance not unlike those that occur in our Appalachian
You have "Deal". We are simply trying to get one.
Ye, we enjoy "Quirks". The physicists have "Charmed" ones but we
simple wooddorkers have "Quirk and Bead", which has the charm of being
We eat "Macs" rather than wear "Macks".
We think that "Lorrie" is the name of an old girlfriend whom we drove
There is more - but I have grown weary.
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
For the benefit of the tape...
"Ahh, but better to go that way than cancer".
Meaning the cancer is terminal.
Terminal cancer is not curable. :-(
I knew I should of taken a law degree. :-)
However, not all cancer IS terminal. Therefore, stating "True, but there is
no cure for cancer" is an inaccurate statement. That statement did not refer
to a *specific* incidence of a person with a terminal illness, but rather
the general notion that cancer is always incurable. Fact: a high percentage
of folks who are diagnosed with cancer are cured.
On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 22:00:26 GMT, "The3rd Earl Of Derby"
Since "dado" has been flogged to death, I'll note for you that the
wooden rail that goes around the interior of a room is simply referred
to as "chair rail" here when mounted by itself, and occasionally
wainscoating cap when it is used to terminate the top end of partial
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